The Minister for Small Business, the Hon Gary Gray AO, MP and the Parliamentary Secretary, the Hon Bernie Ripoll, MP today announced the Government’s Response to the Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct undertaken by Mr Alan Wein earlier this year.
Many Licensees have sought assistance from Senators and MPs in relation to the issue we face in restoring our agreement to one of mutual benefit. There has been a lot of questions asked at the Senate Estimates Hearings about many aspects of the LPO issues.
The Dispute resolution process for Licensees and Australia Post
Licensees may find it enlightening to source the June 2013 Volume 14 Financial Review Boss magazine. Sit down with a stiff brandy ( make sure it is after your days work - brandy and all that) and read the article.
You will not have trouble identifying which article will be of interest!
Then join LPOG ASAP.
You might be able to find this at the local library, LPOG have requested a digital link. It will be posted if it is available when we have a response.
Notice to L.P.O.s and Unpaid Commissions
When the new CEO took over Australia Post 2.5 years ago he said "I will not run a business which costs the Australian Taxpayers money".
We are Australian Taxpayers and the Post Office is costing all of us money. The unresolved debacle of parcel scanning costs all of us both time and money. Money owing to LPOs now goes back several months, when APO were advised of our request for increased commission.
Dear Ms XXXXXX
Thank you for providing me with a copy of your email to Senator Conroy regarding the management and practices of Australia Post with regards to LPOs.
Late last year you forwarded a number of emails to this office from other people regarding Australia Post.
I thought you might be interested to know that this office has received a number of complaints from constituents across the electorate on matters to do with Australia Post, but most specifically with the viability of regional postal contracts. In response Tony wrote to the Minister and the Shadow Minister on the matter – I attach these letters for your reference.
2013 Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct
This review has now progressed to a Consultation paper and comments are now invited
This issue and the recommendations made by this review will make a big difference to Licensees' futures. It is in our very best interests to fully support the recommendations.